Breaking News
Loading...
Monday, January 26, 2015

Info Post
Question: “What is the ruling of the prayer behind the Qubooree (grave worshipping) innovator?”
 
Answer: If he is a Qubooree who believes that the people of the graves do benefit and do harm along with Allaah or besides Allaah then this one is considered to be a polytheist so the prayer is not valid behind him. As for if he wipes himself with the dirt of the dead or sits at the graves and he says that they have status with Allaah and he does not believe that they do benefit or do harm then this one is an innovator who has not reached the degree of polytheism. However, the most often case of the one who sits at the graves and circumstance it and wipes himself with the dirt of the dead is that he does that on the basis of a belief as Muhammad ibn Ismaa’eel Al-Ameer said in his valuable book Tatheer Al-’Itiqaad as he had presented to himself a question that they slaughter at the graves without there being any belief. He said, “Do they come from a far away place to stain the grave with blood then we say without a belief? This was not done except on the basis of a belief!”
And if he is an innovator who his innovation does not reach polytheism then what is appropriate is that he be removed and that someone else leads the people in prayer because Allaah (عز و جل) says in His noble book concerning the faithful slaves of Ar-Rahmaan:
وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا “And make us leaders for the pious…” - Al-Furqaan (25):74
And being Imaam is considered a distinction and an honor and perhaps the ignorant will think that you agree with him about his innovation or that he is a righteous man. So based on this if you are able to remove him and lead the prayer yourself or a Sunnee leads the prayer then do that. And if you are not able then we advise to pray in another masjid from the masjids of the Sunnah. And if you are not able and you have the ability to build a masjid then what is best is that you build for yourselves a masjid so that you will be able to perform the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وعلى اله وسلم). And the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وعلى اله وسلم) will not be performed except with tamayyuz (that Ahlus-Sunnah distinguish themselves from the people of Bid’ah). And if this is not possible and that is not possible, meaning you are not able to remove him and you fear a fitnah will occur and there is not another masjid of Sunnah and you are not able to build for yourself a masjid, then if his innovation does not reach disbelief the prayer (behind him) is valid because the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى اله وسلم) says:

“Pray, for if they (the Imaams) do right then it is for you and for them, and if they do wrong then it is for you and against them.”